Take a look at these bold, dramatic. vibrant but earthy depictions of African women. I love the work of Hadil Mohamed, visual artist, activist and storyteller, her work because is mired in contradiction. Her portraits offer both saturated, flat tones while simultaneously flooded with color. Enjoy.
My skin color is not a costume.
My ethnicity is not a trend.
My features are not for sale.
My culture is not meant for your benefit.
My hair is nothing you can copy.
My body is not yours to use.
My story is nothing you can discard.
My history is nothing you can change.
My blackness is nothing you need to steal
in order to understand me better.
You just have to listen. It’s not harder than that.